Tomorrow we will begin the initial filming for our promotional video! I am really excited about this as well as a bit nervous. I have not spent a lot of time in front of a camera and the thought of it kind of intimidates me. Recently I have done a few interviews on film, and I don’t feel as though I look very natural when doing them. However, something about this video is getting me really excited. I have been brainstorming the idea for a couple weeks now, which has been an exhilarating process.

A little while ago I dropped by the communications office at my school and pitched the idea of making a promotional video to Jonathan. He was thrilled about the video and was glad to help me through the process and do whatever was necessary to make my dream become a reality. So for the past few weeks we have been meeting, and emailing back and forth. I went to him with the big picture vision, and the heart behind the video, and he has helped produce a clearer focus and idea. Along the way I have seen the idea mature and develop into something I am proud of and thrilled about. This video is another example of how so many have rallied around this project and made it into something amazing. I am blessed by the way in which others are freely giving of their time and talents to assist. Jonathan has not only been the point person and my “artistic guru” he has also gone out and recruited two others to help with the filming, and production.

While I will most likely get a bit nervous while talking in front of the camera, and will feel a bit out of my comfort zone, I am excited. I am excited because this is an opportunity for me to share my heart and speak about something I have poured a lot into. I don’t have any lines memorized and won’t be reading from a script. I will be speaking from my heart. When I think about it, that in itself is a very clear reflection of the book, as I believe the pages of this book came from my heart.

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